The four wards representing the MacDonnell Regional Council are based on resident language groupings and population distribution. The residents of MacDonnell Council elect a total of twelve Councillors to represent the four wards for a four year term. The Councillors currently serving were elected in September 2021 and they subsequently elected their President and Deputy President.
Iyarrka Ward covers an area where Pitjantjatjara is predominantly spoken. Consequently it takes in Docker River and Imanpa communities and hooks around neighbouring wards to also include Areyonga. Its elected Councillors, Marlene Abbott and Abraham Poulson, are from Docker River Areyonga...
Ljirapinta Ward represents residents in and around the communities of Hermannsburg and Wallace Rockhole where Western Arrernte is the predominant language. Its elected Councillors are Roxanne Kenny and Mark Inkamala from Hermannsburg and Bobby Abbott from Wallace Rockhole. Roxanne is the...
Luritja Pintubi Ward
As suggested by its name, this Ward predominantly represents Luritja and Pintubi speakers living in the communities of Kintore, Mount Liebig, Papunya and Haasts Bluff. Elected Councillors for Luritja Pintubi Ward include Peter Turner from Mount Leibig along with Jason Minor and Dalton...
Rodinga Ward, takes its name from the Rodinga railway station siding that stood beside the old Ghan railway line, and includes the communities of Amoonguna, Santa Teresa, Titjikala and Finke. Its elected Councillors are Lynette Ellis from Amoonguna, Lisa Sharman from Titjikala, Patrick Allen from...